Nicki Minaj, Who's Used AI, Decries Use of AI

In the midst of her bizarre beef with Megan “Megan Thee Stallion” Pete, award-winning rapper Onika “Nicki Minaj” Maraj-Petty has signed on with fellow artists to support artificial intelligence regulation — despite leaning way into the tech herself. Minaj signed an open letter — including signatories as diverse as singer and actress Bette Midler, singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, heavy metal band Lamb of God, and even her other rival, Belcalis Marlenis “Cardi B” Cephus — supporting the “No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas And Unauthorized Duplications Act.” Introduced in the House of Representatives last month, the bill would regulate the use of AI voice replicas. “The No AI FRAUD Act would defend your fundamental human right to your voice and likeness, protecting everyone from nonconsensual deepfakes,” reads the open letter, which ran in the print edition of USA Today. “Protect your individuality.” It’s a particularly heated topic as of late. Last year, record label Universal Music Group forced several songs that used AI-generated vocals of Aubrey “Drake” Graham and Abel Makkonen “the Weeknd” Tesfaye to be taken offline. Just last week, the same label pulled the songs of its comprehensive list of musicians — which includes Taylor Swift and Drake — off TikTok, arguing the network wasn’t doing enough to protect artists from being replaced by AI. Like the hundreds of other stars who signed the open letter last week, Minaj has taken a not altogether surprising stand to protect her rights to her own voice and likeness. It gets complicated, however, when…Nicki Minaj, Who's Used AI, Decries Use of AI

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